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MOTIVATION - New large scale intense laser facilities with unique specifications will be soon coming on-line, capable of laser intensities never achieved before. At the same time, a number of dedicated laser installations are being built or upgraded across the world to enter new regimes of laser-matter interaction for particle acceleration and applications to generation of radiation. In this rapidly evolving context there is a compelling need of advanced training for the community of young researchers involved in the various aspects of this research, requiring theoretical, numerical and experimental skills.
The School aims at bringing together distinguished scientists and motivated young researchers, post-doc and Ph.D students engaged or willing to enter this field, to promote advanced training in the key areas of ultraintense lasers, interaction with matter at ultra-high field and laser-plasma acceleration, with a focus on emerging, new, ground-breaking initiatives based on novel particle acceleration techniques, like the EuPRAXIA project. Novel accelerator techniques will indeed be one of the highlights of the School, where the best expertise from the accelerator science will deliver fundamental notions and extraordinary achievements of modern light sources based on the latest acceleration technology, with a perspective view on novel accelerators. Also, specialists in generation of advanced radiation will provide latest update on applications to major multidisciplinary fields, including medicine and biology, material science and space industry.
Poster - Download the poster of the school here
Leonida A. GIZZI(CNR, INO), Ralph ASSMANN (DESY)
Petra KOESTER (CNR, INO),
Francesca USALA (CNR, INO)
Ruth MUNDT (DESY)
Petra KOESTER (CNR, INO) (tbc)
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME - The programme of the course will cover all aspects of plasma acceleration, including beam driven and laser driven electron acceleration and different flavours of laser-driven ion acceleration. • Leading experts will guide participants through a journey across the science and techonology of intense lasers, including advanced laser schemes for future high average power sources, fundamental aspects of laser-plasma interactions, electron beam dynamics and advanced configurations of radiation emission, from Thomson scattering to X-ray free electron laser. • Ultrafast measurements and ultimate diagnostic techniques for laser and plasma characterization will be a key part of the course, with step-by-step training on laser pulse amplification and compression, pulse duration and contrast measurement, phase control and frequency conversion, electron and ion detection. • Basic and advanced concepts of numerical modelling of laser-plasma interaction physics, radiation emission and particles and radiation transport will be presented in view of the development of full start-to-end simulation of radiation sources. • An overview will also be given of the main laser facilities featuring the most advanced high power and high energy laser sources.
POSTER SESSION - Participants will be given the opportunity to present their work and discuss it during poster sessions that will take place every day during lunch time.
Bruno LE GARREC
CNRS, Paris, FR,
Intense Lasers: high peak power
LLNL, Livermore, CA,US,
Plasma X-ray Imaging and Sources
IOQ, Jena, DE,
Ultrafast Plasma Imaging
CNR and Dip. Fisica, Pisa, IT,
Basics of laser-plasma interaction
LLNL, Livermore, CA, US,
Intense Lasers: high average power
LBNL, Berkeley, CA, US,
Advanced modelling tools for LWFA
CNR, Pisa, IT,
Ultrafast, intense laser pulse diagnostics
QUB, Belfast, UK,
Ion acceleration: TNSA and beyond
INFN, Milano, IT,
Ion beam diagnostics
IC, London, UK,
LWFA: injection and acceleration
INFN-LNS, Catania, IT,
Simulation of particles through matter
QST, JAEA, Kyoto, JP,
LWFA electrons: staged acceleration
Electron beam properties and FEL
MPQ, Munich, DE,
Advanced all-optical X-ray sources
Programme layout - Each session will include two units of 45 min. each for a total of 40 units. Lunch break will include poster presentation and discussion.
Venue: CNR conference center in Anacapri, Capri, Italy
VENUE - The School will take place at the CNR Conference Facility in Anacapri, on the island of Capri, in the south of Italy, off the cost of the beautiful peninsula of Sorrento. The conference facility is located at the premises of the former Solar Observatory of the Swedish Royal Academy, owned by the Italian National Research Council. Capri is a famous destination in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. Anacapri is located on the slopes of Mount Solaro at a higher elevation than Capri town. Points of interest include The Blue Grotto, the greatest attraction of the island, Villa San Michele, the Villas of Tiberius and the Chairlift for Mount Solaro which takes to the highest peak of the island from which you can enjoy the most stunning panoramas. A regular bus running every fifteen minutes takes to the sparkling city of Capri and its famous Piazzetta. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver.
Transport - The nearest International Airport to Capri is Naples International Airport (http://www.aeroportodinapoli.it).
Registration - Applications including full CV should be sent to the Scientific Secretariat (LPAschool2017@gmail.com). CV should include full name, address, age, nationality, academic qualifications and degree, present position and affiliation, current research activity, list of publications.
Registration fee for participants is 200€ and includes access to the conference facilities, lunches and coffees, training material, wifi. Partial financial support will be available for deserving students with limited access to institutional funding.
Social events - Guided excursions on the island will be organized to visit the main attractions including the Blue Grotto and the Villas of Tiberius.
Accommodation - Participants will have to book their own accommodation. A full list of hotels and additional information about Capri is available here. We strongly encourage participants to book their accommodation as early as possible.
The following list of hotels and B&B will have rooms available for the School until the March 10th. In most cases, price range is for single or double occupancy. Contact (email) information and web site is included. So please contact them directly mentioning "LPA - Capri2017", to secure your accommodation.